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(Located) Concern for Missing Silver Spring Teenager

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Update: July 29, 2021 - Mario Alex Vargas has been located safe and unharmed.


Gaithersburg, MD - Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenage male from Silver Spring.

Mario Alex Vargas, age 15, was last seen by family at approximately 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 24 when he left his Jasper Street home on foot.

Vargas is described as a Hispanic male approximately 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs approximately 149 lbs. He has brown eyes, curly light brown hair, red braces on his teeth and has pierced ears with clear earrings.  Vargas may be wearing dark blue jeans with a black shirt with big white letters.  

Police and family are concerned for Vargas’s welfare.

Anyone with information about Mario Alex Vargas whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line) or the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.


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Release ID: 21-279
Media Contact: CTD 
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